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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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THE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES OF NEW YORK CITY AS NATURE, HISTORY, AND DESIGN
Written by ELIZABETH BARLOW ROGERS
Preface by TONY HISS

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87553-7

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s, now introduces us to seven remarkable green spaces in and around New York City, giving us the history—both natural and human—of how they have been transformed over time.

Here we find: The greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway, where mushrooms can be gathered and, at the right moment, seventeen-year locusts viewed. Jamaica Bay, near...

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MTA ARTS AND DESIGN

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93403-9

Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts & Design collection of public art now encompasses more than 250 projects, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary art that spans the entire city and its immediate environs. Since the program was founded, a diverse group of artists—including Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl, Romare Bearden, Acconci Studio, and many others—has created works in mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, and glass for the stations of the New York City Subways and...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 270 pages

Publisher: Skira

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $45.00

ISBN: 978-8-857-21079-7

The book examines remediated sites, reclaimed quarries, former landfills, terrains vagues, and unused spaces that have been recognized in the last twenty years as potential venues for the development of new social, economic, and environmental assets. It provides a ‘map’ of the state of the art internationally and describes what has been achieved to date, opening a window onto possible scenarios for the future.

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND UNDERSTANDING AMERICA'S DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

Format: Hardcover, 880 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 12/03/2013

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-04359-0

For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community—here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture.

Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States—houses built over the past three hundred years and...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages

Publisher: powerHouse Books

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-576-87653-4

PIN—UP Interviews is a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN—UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, and featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN—UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable compilation found today with such an array of contemporary design talent collected in one place.
 
PIN—UP Interviews is the first book produced by PIN—UP, the award-winning, New York-based biannual...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 07/06/2010

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34288-1

Focusing on peoples throughout the tropical world, and including case studies from Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Venezuela, and Vietnam, Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity explains how both rural and urban households manage home garden diversity in ways that enable them to cope with change, and adapt their crops to new situations.

After introducing theoretical and methodological aspects of studying home garden culture, scientists and conservationists present case studies of ways in which garden...

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ECOFRIENDLY INNOVATIONS INSPIRED BY NATURE
Written by ALAN MARSHALL

Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 07/14/2009

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-556-43790-8

In Wild Design, environmental designer and scientist Alan Marshall presents a manifesto on nature-inspired designs, including visionary concepts as well as exhibits of actual products, landscapes, and artwork from around the world. With elegant photographs and drawings, the book incorporates the ethos of sustainability by documenting many of the results of the Ecomimicry Project, an international experiment in ecodesign that marries the skills of local artists and ecologists from Western...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 12/23/2008

Price: $45.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93201-1

First published in 1999, Everyday Urbanism has become a classic in the discussion of cities and real life. Within the context of history, theory, and practice of urban design, the essays explore the city as a social entity that must be responsive to daily routines and neighborhood concerns and offer both an analysis of and a method for working within the social and political urban framework.

This expanded edition builds on the original essays focusing on the urban vernacular in Los Angeles...

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CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE ON A BUDGET
Written by SUSANNA SIREFMAN

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 05/15/2008

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93202-8

Residential design provides a rich testing ground for architectural innovation. Intimate scales and specific programs inspire distinctive homes, and comparatively small budgets are catalysts for exploring nontraditional materials. Modern Shoestring proves that building a contemporary house can be affordable and shows how constraints actually stimulate the most creative design solutions.

Eighteen residential projects are presented, with emphasis on the goals of the owners, the site, and the...

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Written by ALAIN DE BOTTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/08/2008

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27724-4

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us. And yet a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts...

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THE STORY OF PIERRE CHARLES L'ENFANT, THE FRENCH VISIONARY WHO DESIGNED WASHINGTON, D.C.
Written by SCOTT W. BERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2008

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-07622-2

In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L’Enfant—a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers—to design the new nation's capital. L’Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his imperious and unyielding nature also made him many powerful enemies. After eleven months, Washington reluctantly dismissed L’Enfant from the...

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Written by VICTORIA NEWHOUSE

Format: Trade Paperback, 349 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 01/01/2007

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93180-9

Since first publication in 1998, Towards a New Museum has achieved iconic status as a seminal exploration of the late-20th-century revolution in museum architecture: the transformation from museum as restrained container for art to museum as exuberant companion to art. Author Victoria Newhouse critiqued numerous institutions for the display of art opened in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, culminating in Frank Gehry's Guggenheim in Bilbao and Richard Meier's Getty Center in Los Angeles. In this...

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